Texans knock out Cutler, beat Bears 13-6

Associated Press Modified: November 12, 2012 at 12:46 am •  Published: November 12, 2012
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Schaub threw for just 95 yards for Houston and was picked off twice by Jennings. Andre Johnson had just four catches for 35 yards. Former Bear Danieal Manning helped set the tone, forcing a fumble by Kellen Davis on Chicago's first play from scrimmage and picking off Cutler later in the first quarter.

"You never want to lose anybody, especially our starting quarterback," receiver Brandon Marshall said. "He is our leader, he is the heart and soul of our offense so we definitely want him to have a quickie speedy recovery.

"In the meantime, Campbell is more than capable. There was no heads hanged down when Jay was down. There was no complaining. We understand we have a starting quarterback in the backup so we're fortunate to have him. There will be no drop off in our offense."

Marshall finished with 107 yards receiving, but also dropped a pass in the end zone. Matt Forte never got going, running for 39 yards.

But the biggest sequence came when Cutler got hurt.

The Texans were leading 10-3 on a lunging 2-yard touchdown catch by Foster. A scrambling Cutler took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Dobbins after throwing a pass on third down at midfield late in the first half.

There were offsetting penalties on the play. Cutler got called for an illegal forward pass and then got drilled by Dobbins, who was called for unnecessary roughness.

Cutler stayed in and the drive ended with his second interception. Kareem Jackson picked off a pass intended for Marshall in double coverage at the Houston 27.

"It's tough," Campbell said. "That what defenses try to do."

Was it a cheap shot?

"He caught him right under the chin," Campbell said.

Campbell couldn't lead them back in the second half, although there was plenty of blame to go around.

Robbie Gould kicked a 24-yard field goal late in the third period, but missed a 48-yarder early in the fourth that would have made it a one-point game. Shayne Graham kicked a 42-yarder for Houston to make it 13-6 with 4:49 left.

"We have to play better. Our defense, like I said, is doing a hell of a job keeping us in this game and we have to score points. We can't keep missing a block here, a block there and put ourselves in (those situations). When you do that against a good team you are not going to have a chance to win," Roberto Garza said.

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